[WWI] Will the Aeroclub jig ever return?

Ray B fokkereiv at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 11:47:37 EST 2007

If you have kids, then Lego is a great jig making material. You just use 
a green base and pile bricks on around what you need held in place and 
then use slivers of card for the final spaces. Just dont brick in 
between struts or you'll have a plane you can't remove. Don't ask me who 
i know that......

Crawford Neil wrote:
> It really is dead easy to make a good jig by cutting and folding
> stiff card. I jigged up the Nieuport using old bus tickets which are 
> fairly stiff card nowadays, by scoring and bending I made a couple of 
> triangular profiles, with cutouts for the floats, these were glued to 
> a square of glass with white glue, and thus the floats were locked in 
> position. Later on I realised I needed more, so I built up some wing
> supports with overlays, to lock it all into place. The whole business
> didn't take more than an evening, and was a tremendous help in rigging
> and assembling. When I was finished with the jig, I ripped it apart and 
> threw it away, easy come easy go!
> I certainly recommend making a jig, either from
> Aeroclub or homemade, it doesn't really matter so long as you do it.
> Pictures are available on request.
>  /Neil C.


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